Mother Karen called to be Rector

The Vestry of the Church of the Holy Trinity is pleased to announce that The Rev. Karen Booth has accepted the call to become the church’s next Rector.

In December of 2017, Mother Karen signed a two-year Letter of Agreement to become our Priest-In-Charge and was given charge to perform the duties associated with that position: give instruction in faith and ministry, Christian stewardship, preparation for baptism and confirmation, and administrative actions that the national church requires.

After a Mutual Ministry Review between the Vestry, Mother Karen, and The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, Canon to the Ordinary, the Vestry voted unanimously to extend the new call of Rector. Steve DeBolt, Senior Warden, then wrote a letter to Bishop Mark Van Koevering letting him know of the vestry’s support.

By being called to the position of Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Mother Karen will now have a position of tenure while maintaining the same duties.  We are joyful that Mother Karen and the parish have chosen to enter into this relationship, and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous association.

On November 10th at 5:00pm, Bishop Mark Van Koevering will join us for a special worship service where he will affirm the Vestry’s decision.

We are happy to report that Bishop Mark will also Confirm, Receive, and Reaffirm parishioners at this service as well.

Yours in Christ,
The Vestry of Holy Trinity

Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

On Sunday, October 27th at the 10:00 a.m. service, we will have a baptism service. If you are an adult who is interested in being baptized or have a child you would like baptized, please contact Mother Karen at rev.kwb@gmail.com.

Are you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, making a commitment to Christ through prayers, the renewal of baptismal vows, and the laying on of hands by the Bishop?
Have you have been baptized and confirmed in another tradition and want to to be received into the Church of the Holy Trinity by means of blessings and laying on of hands by the Bishop?
Would you like to make a public reaffirmation of baptismal vows with blessing and greeting and laying on of hands by the Bishop? We will schedule confirmation classes as soon as we know who will be attending the classes so that it is convenient for the confirmands.

There will be Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation during the service when the Bishop visits Holy Trinity on November 10. Please contact Mtr. Karen at rev.kwb@gmail.com as soon as possible if you want to participate in confirmation classes, be received in the Episcopal Church or reaffirm your vows during the Bishop’s visit.

Noon Healing Service

The Noon Healing Service with Mtr. Karen will resume on Wednesday, September 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the church. The service includes the Litany of Healing and the celebration of Holy Communion.  Anointing and the Laying on of Hands will also be offered in the context of the service.

 

Godly Play

Godly Play is based on Montessori principles, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle, and late childhood and beyond.  The Montessori method helps children learn through listening, creating, imagining, and discovering.  Godly Play invites children to play with God and with each other, by exploring and wondering about the sacred stories, parables, liturgy, and rituals.

Sunday school information will be given out on Sunday, August 18.  The Godly Play fall schedule starts on September 8 with an opening celebration and ice cream sundae bar.  Viola Miller will be leading a Godly Play lesson on Jonah, the Backward Prophet during services.

A copy of the Godly Play fall schedule is available at the parish office and is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex of the church and the parish hall.

150th Anniversary Planning Committee

Do you like history?  Are you interested in researching old documents from our church?  Do you like to plan?  Are you good at creating fun and interesting events?   If you answered yes to the above questions, your help is needed to plan Holy Trinity’s anniversary celebration.   We need to get started as the 150th Anniversary of Holy Trinity is coming up in 2020!  Please contact Mtr. Karen as soon as possible.

Sutterfield Trust Scholarship

The Church of the Holy Trinity
Sutterfield Trust Scholarship Requirement
Revised and Approved by Vestry 8-12-2019

This scholarship will be given to applicants who are:
1-   Active in church activities as a youth
2-   Preparing for full-time study at an accredited college, university, or trade school
3-   Seeking an undergraduate degree or professional certificate

This scholarship is neither merit-based nor need-based but instead is a gift from the generosity of Dorothy Sutterfield. The amount of the scholarship for each student will be up to $1,500 per year based upon the number of students applying. A check from the Sutterfield Trust will be made out to the college, university, or trade school that the student plans to attend. If you qualify for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please email the church office at office@holytrinitydiolex.org for a scholarship application.

Let’s Go to Kanuga!

Who wouldn’t want to spend a relaxing, spiritual weekend in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains at Kanuga in October when the leaves are changing?

Ka-nu-ga is a word borrrowed from the Cherokee and once thought to mean the meeting place of many people.  When you arrive at the Kanuga entrance something happens…. You enter a place that is much more than conferences, retreats, and camps.  Kanuga is a place where diversity finds common ground, deeper understanding, and new friends.

There are so many choices!  You can make yourself at home in one of the 43 historic cottages or relax in the newly renovated Kanuga Lake Inn.  The choice is yours and the cost is very reasonable.

All the meals are freshly prepared buffet-style meals and prepared from the local area including the herbs and vegetables grown in Kanuga’s organic garden.  Best of all, the meals are included in the nightly rate plus there is 24 hour coffee and tea service in the dining room foyer!

If the above isn’t enough, Kanuga sits on 1,400 acres of nature’s beauty that includes a 30 acre lake.  You can hike, fish, kayak, paddleboard, swim, relax in the rocking chairs or play cards in the common areas or pray and reflect in one of the 3 chapels or the prayer labyrinth.

 

We also have the option of ride share.  For those of you that don’t mind company on the trip to N. Carolina, we can hook you up with a fellow parishioner who would like to car pool.  Also, we could rent a van and split the cost of the rental.  There’s many options to make our retreat easy for everyone.  Please contact the office with any suggestions or concerns that you may have.

Co-Ed Book Club

Holy Trinity’s Co-Ed Book Club hosted by Grace Wilson will meet on Tuesday, September at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The book selection will be ” Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

The Co-ed Book Club will continue to meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall with the exception of  November and December.  November will meet on Tuesday, November 12 and December will meet Tuesday, December 10.  The book selections for the rest of 2019 are as follows:

October – Circe by Madeline Miller

November – Educated by Tara Westover

December – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Please join Grace for an evening of interesting conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Outreach Opportunities

Elizabeth’s Village Check Presentation 

Everyone is invited to join the ECW and the staff of Elizabeth’s Village on Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. as Janet Cantrill, chairperson of Boots ‘n Pearls and Nancy Leonard, ECW President,  present a check for $7,500. to Kandice Whitehouse, Executive Director of Elizabeth’s Village.  This check presentation is the final wrap up of Holy Trinity’s 1st Boots ‘n Pearls event.  Cake and punch will be served to celebrate the success of this fundraiser to help support Elizabeth’s Village Outreach Program for homeless and misplaced youth in Scott County.

Help Needed

Help is needed on Sunday mornings to pick up Peg Wyse from Signature Healthcare and transport her to and from church.  If you feel called to volunteer in this outreach, please contact the parish office.

Collection for Our Troops

Collection for Major Graham Smith, son of Barbara Smith,  and his fellow soldiers, will be on Sunday, August 11 at the Parish Hall immediately following church service.  Major Smith has requested home baked goodies, dried fruit, nuts(peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.), Mio Water Enhancer and other nutritious snacks.   Please contact Barbara Smith or Marybeth Banks with any questions.

Blessing of the Backpacks

It’s back to school time!  Join us for the Blessing of Backpacks for teachers, parents and students on Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m.  Bring your school backpack, briefcase, work bag or any item that connects with your daily life and have it blessed for the coming year.  Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join in prayer for a new school year surrounded with blessings.

 

Parish Fun

Production of Mamma Mia  

Once again, the talented Ian Ferrell will have a starring role in the production of Mamma Mia at Leeds Center of the Arts located in Winchester, KY.  Ian will portray the role of Sky, Sophie’s boyfriend.   A group of 18 from Holy Trinity has reserved tickets to go see Mamma Mia on August 17 at 7:30 p.m.  Bill Jones has made reservations at Hall’s on the River for dinner at 5:00 p.m. for 18 people.  Dinner is not included in the price of the theater ticket.  If you reserved a ticket, please send your check for $21.69 per ticket to Holy Trinity as soon as possible.  Make sure that Mamma Mia is noted in the comment section of your check.

Co-Ed Book Club

Holy Trinity’s Co-Ed Book Club hosted by Grace Wilson will meet on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The book selection will be “Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan.    The Co-ed Book Club will continue to meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall with the exception of November and December.  November will meet on Tuesday, November 12 and December will meet Tuesday, December 10.  The book selections for the rest of 2019 are as follows:

September – Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

October – Circe by Madeline Miller

November – Educated by Tara Westover

December – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Please join Grace for an evening of interesting conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Parish Picnic

It’s almost time for the Parish Picnic!  At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15 the parish of Holy Trinity will gather at the pavilion at Victoria Estates for an afternoon of fun.  This will be a pot-luck event with the church providing the entree, which will be fried chicken this year. Kayaks will be available for everyone who would like to kayak around the lake and there will be catch and release fishing for all those that want to bring their fishing poles.  For all those that like to play corn hole, we will again have our annual corn hole tournament with trophies awarded for 1st and 2nd place.  Bring a friend to join in the fun!

Parish Retreat at Kanuga

The office staff has started planning the Kanuga retreat.  Detailed information will be available soon.  Mark October 18 on your calendar and make plans to enjoy a 3 day retreat in the mountains of North Carolina at Kanuga.  Kanuga is nestled on 1,400 mountain acres centered around the 30 acre Kanuga Lake.  The purpose of a retreat is to relax, reconnect with ourselves, each other and the Holy Spirit.

October 18 is the arrival day at Kanuga.  That evening after dinner, we will have a Compline service.  On the schedule for October 19 will be fishing, canoeing, cards, etc and an evening activity.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included of course.  On October 20, following breakfast will be a worship service.  You can head home or tour the area.

Family and friends are welcome to go to retreat, however, pets are not allowed at Kanuga.